Bejun Mehta

Bejun Mehta

Bejun Mehta is a regular guest at the world’s great opera houses, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Scala Milan, Theater an der Wien, Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, De Nederlandse Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, Zurich Opera, Opéra Nationale de Paris, Los Angeles Opera, as well as the Salzburg, Glyndebourne, and Aix-en-Provence Festivals and the Wiener Festwochen.

Concerts with major orchestras and solo recitals have brought Bejun Mehta to the leading concert venues, where he tours his award-winning CD programs and performs repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music. He is a frequent guest at the Amsterdam ́s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Konzerthaus Wien and the Wiener Musikverein, Carnegie and Zankel Hall in New York, San Sebastian, Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, and the BBC Proms in London.

The 18/19 season includes a revival of Claus Guth's Rodelinda (a production originally made for Bejun at the Teatro Real Madrid) at the Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, Mozart Arias with the Vienna Philharmonic in the Musikverein, George Benjamin's Dream of the Song – a solo cantata composed specifically for him – with the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, and concert performances of Benjamin's Written on Skin – the role of Angel 1/Boy also composed specifically for him – with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. As singer and conductor, Bejun tours Germany and Austria with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester and his Mozart–The Dramatist program to venues including Vienna ́s Musikverein and the Herkulessaal Munich. Other sing/conduct programs follow with the Hessischer Rundfunk, the Bochumer Symphoniker, and the Kammerakademie Potsdam. Future engagements include the title role in a new Robert Carsen production of Giulio Cesare at La Scala Milan.

The twice Grammy-nominated singer (one win, as recording producer for Janos Starker's 1997 Bach Cello Suites on RCA) has a discography which now numbers 25 titles. His recordings – solo and opera alike – have been distinguished with many prizes, including the Echo Klassik (Opera Recital of the Year),the Diapason d'Or (twice), Le Diamant d’Opéra Magazine, the Choc de Classica, the BBC Music Magazine Premiere Recording of the Year and the Opera Award, the Gramophone Award-Contemporary, and the Edison Klassiek.

On television, Bejun Mehta has been profiled by CBS 60 Minutes II, A&E, Arte, ARD, ORF 2, and TW-1. He holds an honor’s degree in German literature from Yale University and makes his home in Berlin and New York City.